How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone?

Author:Jake | TIME:September 26,2017

iMessages and text messages are fundamentally different technologies, even though they both live in the Messages app on your iPhone. Typical text messages use the text messaging plan that you purchase through your carrier. On the contrary, iMessages use data to send messages over Wi-Fi, making sending and receiving messages much faster than text messages. Besides, iMessage allows you to send photos, videos, files, locations and many other data types. And that’s why you prefer iMessage than text message.


It is quite common for you to lose your iMessages on your iPhone. You may delete them by mistake, lose them due to iOS update and many other reasons. If the iMessages you lose is rather important, you may want to get them back. So how to recover deleted iMessages? Actually the recovery process can be easy with the help of cFone iOS Data Recovery.


In addition to iMessages, iOS Data Recovery enables you to recover contacts, text message contents, WhatsApp messages and attachments, Kik messages, and more. This software enables you to recover deleted iMessages in 3 ways: recover from iPhone, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup. You can download and install it on your computer before getting started, both Windows and Mac versions are available now.

Solution 1: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone Directly

Solution 2: How to Restore iMessages via iTunes Backup File

Solution 3: How to Recover Deleted iMessages via iCloud Backup File


Solution 1: How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

Launch cFone iOS Data Recovery on your computer and then connect your iPhone to the computer. Click on "Data Recovery" and select "Recover from iOS Device" option.

recover deleted imessages via cFone iOS Data Recovery 


Step 2. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Now select the file type that you want to recover. You can then select “Messenger & Attachments” only and deselect other types to save time. Then simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone to locate deleted iMessages. The scanning g process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you see that the data you're looking for is there, then you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

recover deleted imessages via cFone iOS Data Recovery 


Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted iMessages from Your iPhone

Once the program finishes scanning your iPhone, it will generate a scan result where you can find both lost and existing data on your iPhone. To filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, you can swipe the option "Only display the deleted items" to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. And you can see there is a search box on the top right of the window. You can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box.

recover deleted imessages via cFone iOS Data Recovery 

When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. And you should be asked if you want to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

recover deleted imessages to iPhone 



Solution 2: Restore iMessage via iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After you launch cFone iOS Data Recovery, click “Data Recovery” and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". After then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on this computer and display them in the window. You can confirm which one is the one you need according to the date it has been created.

restore deleted iMessage to iPhone 



Step 2. Scan Data from iTunes Backup File

Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan". It will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file.

restore deleted iMessage to iPhone


Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Within seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery and you can choose files that you want to recover. Then click the "Recover" button at the bottom and the deleted iMessages will be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iOS device connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.



Solution 3: How to Recover Deleted iMessages and Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After you start iOS Data Recovery, click “Data Recovery” and then choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files". And then you will need to enter your iCloud account and password to login your iCloud account from below window.

sign in iCloud to recover deleted iMessages 

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you are logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.

how to recover deleted imessages from iCloud backup


And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. Then you can click the “Scan” button to start scanning the iCloud content now.

how to recover deleted imessages from iCloud backup 

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

After the scanning process is done, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file and select the iMessages you want to recover. Then click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click. And your deleted iMessages will be recovered back to your iPhone if the device is connected with your computer during the recovery process.

how to recover deleted imessages from iCloud backup

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